U.S. Emerges as New Epicenter of Coronavirus As Death Toll Tops 3,000; Caseload Nears 160,000: Live from Washington, D.C.
Updated: 2020-03-31 17:23:19 KST
Months into the novel coronavirus outbreak, world leaders are pushing their responses to the pandemic to the brink, with hospital ships arriving in New York City, an unprecedented state of emergency declared in Hungary, and Japan telling its citizens to avoid a third of the world.
The confirmed number of cases worldwide continues to grow nearing 800-thousand.
In the U.S., now the epicenter of the crisis, there are more than 160-thousand almost double those announced by China, where the outbreak began. The death toll there, 3-thousand.
We have a journalist joining us live from Washington, D.C. Guy Taylor of Washington Times.
Guy, thanks so much for linking up with us.
First off, what is the situation like there now? We've been hearing of thousands of deaths maxed out hospital capacities hospital ships arriving in New York City
What kind of measures are federal and state governments taking to one, flatten the curve, and two, shore up businesses?
South Korea today announced that elementary, middle, and high schools will remain closed indefinitely classes will only be offered online which means kids will be home-schooled here in this country. Are there schools that are still open in the U.S.? Does it vary by states?
Guy Taylor of Washington Times reporting for us live from Washington, D.C., many thanks for speaking with us this evening. We appreciate it.